Tuesday, August 28

TRICK-or-TREAT!!! Fun and Easy Halloween Decorations using Amazing Crafting Products


Happy Tuesday!!! Susan here with another "AMAZING" adventure with Amazing Mold Putty. As August comes to a close, the kids go back-to-school and Halloween is just around the corner. So today I have a TRICK and a TREAT to share.


I'm making a quick and easy Halloween "EEK" hanging wall decor. I saw one of these at the store among the holiday decorations and it was pretty cute, but not worth the price tag. AND this is the perfect opportunity to make it myself with Amazing Mold Putty and Amazing Casting Resin and things I already have around the house.


The TRICK...cast a small frame using Amazing Mold Putty and make three copies using Alumilite Dyes and Metallic Powders mixed into Amazing Casting Resin and turn them into an adorable Halloween wall decoration. The TREAT: at the end of this post there's a special coupon for Amazing Crafting Products...enjoy!!!

Supplies needed: a small frame, ribbons and black tulle, your choice of letters/embellishments and Amazing Crafting Products to mold, color and cast your frame trio.


Now for the FUN to BEGIN! I got out my Amazing Mold PuttyIf you would like to see a more in depth how-to of mixing Amazing Mold Putty please click here. 

I begin by taking equal parts of Amazing Mold Putty parts "A" and "B" and gently mix together both parts, working quickly so that the colors are evenly mixed together with no striping. Then I press the Amazing Mold Putty around the frame gently pressing it around the item and sides. I let the mold sit and cure for about 15 minutes until it's no longer warm and then I'm ready to make my frames.



NOW FOR THE CASTING with the Quick Set Amazing Casting Resin:


Following the directions on package I measure out to equal parts of Part A and Part B to mix Amazing Casting Resin which sets up in approximately 10 minutes.


For this project I've used Alumilite Pearlescent Powders to dust molds as a mold release and also a mixture of Alumilite Black, Blue and Green Dye with the Amazing Casting Resin. This resulted in a gunmetal shimmery grey color.

I mixed thoroughly into Part "A" of Amazing Casting Resin, 2-3 drops of Alumilite Black Dye and one drop each of blue and green dye to make a rich black. The Alumilite dyes are so concentrated a little goes a long way. After mixing thoroughly, I stir in Part "B" and then pour into molds.



**A TIP** When you mix resin have extra molds handy to use up any leftover resin - so your mixed resin doesn't go to waste.



To spell out "EEK" and "BOO", you could use stickers, stamps or chipboard letters. During the day I'm a graphic artist, and I have so many fantastic fonts. I found the perfect free font here to use for this project. 

I printed the words out on glossy cardstock, colored with alcohol inks and cut to fit the frame openings. 



I tied the frames together with black tulle laced from the bottom of the last frame and worked up from the bottom. The leftover at the top was tied into a nice bow for hanging.


"E...E...K!!!" Halloween Wall Hanging
layered over some festive wired ribbon.


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Coupon expires - Sept 30, 2012

I hope you enjoyed today's project. I encourage you to stroll around through the many AMAZING projects from the other Amazing Mold Putty Design Team members for some great tips and ideas! If you have any questions, please leave a comment, select receive e-mail follow ups on comments and I will respond. If you would like to see more of my creations, please visit my blog sbartist : painting in the dark by clicking here.

Have a fabulously creative day! Sb : ) 

9 comments:

  1. this will look great hung up and on display, well done, you did a great job of matching the colors up.

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  2. you never mention this and i cant find out what the problem is ... i used this putty once recently and made a whole heap of lovely moulds ... but the pieces (resin) come out with a rough side (the front) that sits in the mould. the back of the piece is beautiful and smooth and shiny the front is rough and horrible.

    why is this ?

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    1. Gina - This is a common problem. If the original item molded has a smooth, glossy surface when molded, the resin when cast will be smooth and glossy. If the item is not, it won't be. For example, I casted mold of some vintage wooden rubber stamp handles. They were wood, so even when cast in the clear resin, the surface was not glossy like the top of the pour. There are a couple of things you can do. In the case of the handles, I sanded them with very fine grit wet/dry sandpaper and then buffed with steel wool; rinsed and dried completely; then I buffed with a towel sprayed with olive oil cooking spray. This helped significantly. You can also paint over casted piece with a coat of clear resin {I haven't tried this, but I plan to test on one of my handles when I do clear resin next}. Another question, are you using some type of mold release??? Please let me know any of this helps - Susan :)

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    2. Gina, this problem can be fix in two ways
      1. you can coat your project you want to mold with a clear coating and then mold
      or
      2 this is my personal favorite way to fix this problem. when the project is remove from the mold paint with a paint brush you can throw away, come clear cast over it. it's complete clear. works great.

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  3. I love these!! So much fun!! :)

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